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okay, for x-mas i was gonna ask for wheels.first i saw some street riders with 24" wheels and thought it would be kinda cool. then some other people said stickin with 26" would be the best way to go. now when i'm ridin at the indoor skatepark (which i'm gonna be doin alot of this winter), i see almost every mountain bike with 24" wheels. i'm gonna be riding pretty much all street, skatepark, and a little dirt jump . also, why do the guys at the skatepark have 24" wheels. is it easier to jump and flick around in the air? i already konw it's easier to manual. if i do switch to 24" wheels, is it hard to make that switch? if it matters, i'm 5'6" and still growing and i ride a 13" kona stuff.
 

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Red Bull said:
Your tall enough to ride 26"s and its a 26" specific bike so stick to the 26's.

(hahah, did i say 26 enough?)
24/26 , the best of both worlds
 

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EastCoastHucker said:
24/26 , the best of both worlds
not if your frame isn;t designed for it.

i ran my ellz 24" and it was really stable at the dj's but it sucked everywhere else.

either get a new frame(24 specific) and 24"s or stick w/ 26"s.
 

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by the way, kona also makes a Stuff 2-4 bike that has the same frame as mine and comes stock with 24" wheels.
 

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cummings said:
okay, for x-mas i was gonna ask for wheels.first i saw some street riders with 24" wheels and thought it would be kinda cool. then some other people said stickin with 26" would be the best way to go. now when i'm ridin at the indoor skatepark (which i'm gonna be doin alot of this winter), i see almost every mountain bike with 24" wheels. i'm gonna be riding pretty much all street, skatepark, and a little dirt jump . also, why do the guys at the skatepark have 24" wheels. is it easier to jump and flick around in the air? i already konw it's easier to manual. if i do switch to 24" wheels, is it hard to make that switch? if it matters, i'm 5'6" and still growing and i ride a 13" kona stuff.
24 specific frames means that they're more compact, shorter chainstays and seatstays. 24s accelerate faster, which is good in skateparks since you want to build up as much speed as you can. 24s are usually lighter, and thus easier to flick around. 24s don't roll over stuff as well though.
 

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XSL_WiLL said:
24 specific frames means that they're more compact, shorter chainstays and seatstays. 24s accelerate faster, which is good in skateparks since you want to build up as much speed as you can. 24s are usually lighter, and thus easier to flick around. 24s don't roll over stuff as well though.
what would he be rolling over in his discrition though?
 

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JBsoxB said:
what would he be rolling over in his discrition though?
In the event that he decides to use the bike elsewhere too.

I'm probably gona get a lot of hate for this, but I run dual 24 Halo SAS wheels on my Kona Coiler, and I love it.
 

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XSL_WiLL said:
In the event that he decides to use the bike elsewhere too.

I'm probably gona get a lot of hate for this, but I run dual 24 Halo SAS wheels on my Kona Coiler, and I love it.
I run 24/26 and love it too...

try diferents set-ups and keep the one u like the most...no the ones others like or love ;)
 

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26". Better stability, holds momentum better, esp when turning, acceleration is the same, the distance any one point travels on a 24" wheel per unit distance is the same as for a 26", and weight is pretty close. I ride 26" DJ, urban, park, and trials.
 

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Thanks for all the replies and the goods and bads for 24" and 26" wheels. I just wanna know if the smaller wheels will help me jump dj's and bigger jumps higher and in more control and be able to flick the bike around better. I don't really care about rolling over things and doing trails cuz that's not really my style. Also, is it hard to make the switch from 26" to 24"?
 

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cummings said:
Thanks for all the replies and the goods and bads for 24" and 26" wheels. I just wanna know if the smaller wheels will help me jump dj's and bigger jumps higher and in more control and be able to flick the bike around better. I don't really care about rolling over things and doing trails cuz that's not really my style. Also, is it hard to make the switch from 26" to 24"?
If you do just park and DJs, 24s will be worth it. They DO help you accelerate faster, as well as increased control. And yes, they are lighter. Oneoldman is just a 24 hater. Some bikes just don't feel right running 24s, but I love my Coiler with 24s and it's fine for what I do. I still ride trails, and it doesn't bother me. I do find that I'm spinning out more and mashing in the 3 highest gears more often. The transition is easy. Just swap over your cassette and disc rotors. You'll need new tires, tubes, and rimstrips (obviously). Just be sure that you buy the proper hub spacing and types. If you can get the rear wheel in a 10mm or 12mm stepped down to 10mm bolt-on axle, then it'll be perfect. If you can't, it's pretty easy to change it down the road.
 

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XSL_WILL, you say, "Some bikes just don't feel right running 24s, but I love my Coiler with 24s and it's fine for what I do." Would my 13" Kona Stuff be one of those bikes that just doesn't feel right with 24's or would it be a good bike to make the switch on?
 

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cummings said:
XSL_WILL, you say, "Some bikes just don't feel right running 24s, but I love my Coiler with 24s and it's fine for what I do." Would my 13" Kona Stuff be one of those bikes that just doesn't feel right with 24's or would it be a good bike to make the switch on?
A lot of the feel is up to the rider. But the Kona should ride well with 24s. It will take some getting used to. I know that I loved the P.series bikes with 24s. The frame is so short and compact, that it just feels right.
 

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XSL_WILL, you say, "Some bikes just don't feel right running 24s, but I love my Coiler with 24s and it's fine for what I do." Would my 13" Kona Stuff be one of those bikes that just doesn't feel right with 24's or would it be a good bike to make the switch on?
Just get 26"s and leave it at that. May i suggest Sun Ringle 8 tracks. Great wheel for 350 directly from Sun ringle.
 

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Red Bull said:
Just get 26"s and leave it at that. May i suggest Sun Ringle 8 tracks. Great wheel for 350 directly from Sun ringle.
If I do get 26"s, i'll probably be getting Mavic EX729 with something like XT hubs and Holyroller or Hookworm rubber.
 
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